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Sesh Mobile App Offers Peer-to-Peer Tutoring

Vanford, a company started by students at Vanderbilt University and Stanford University, has launched Sesh, a peer-to-peer on-demand tutoring app for iOS devices.

Co-created by Daniel Rossett and Zachary Saraf, seniors at Vanderbilt and Stanford, respectively, Sesh  "allows students to request a tutoring session, or 'sesh,' instantly, at any time of day or night," according to a news release. "Pre-screened tutors, who are other students that have excelled in the very course in which the student seeks tutoring, will arrive within minutes of the initial request."

Launched initially at Vanderbilt and Stanford with five more universities on the way by June, the app is designed to create more expansive and interactive learning communities on campuses by providing a safe and knowledgeable resource for students and flexible job opportunities for tutors.

The company is currently accepting applications for tutors to build up a base before launching at new schools. Applicants must upload a transcript to verify what classes they've taken and the grades they received and are required to have an approved university email address. Once submitted, applications are reviewed within one to two days and successful applicants will be allowed to tutor for the classes in which they are qualified. Tutors earn $20 an hour.

"We're excited. All the work we have put in was to get to launch, and now that we're here, we cannot wait to start building teaching communities through Sesh," said Saraf, in a prepared statement.

More information is available at Get the app at the iTunes store.

About the Author

Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].

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